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Hey guys, once again been a while since having any issues, but over the last two weeks, I've been having to resort to this reset at least daily, and now multiple times daily since the latest kernel upgrade ...  yesterday the screen kept locking up with just 4 tabs open... and i could not navigate or find access to my cursor so i've resorted to R E I S U B ... just turned on the laptop for the first time today and waited ten minutes while doing my morning reading... then resorted to R E I S U B again...

wondering where to look first?

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« Last Edit: July 28, 2015, 01:14:42 am by spence »
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Re: alt >prt sc > R E I S U B /O multiple times daily
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2015, 03:28:01 pm »
Hi spence,

To start with, I would go back to booting the previous kernel and see if the problem persists. If so, then you have probably a hardware failure. If the problem no longer appears, however, then the new kernel is probably the source.

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Re: alt >prt sc > R E I S U B /O multiple times daily
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2015, 06:21:59 pm »
if the issue hadn't been happening for a week or so before the latest kernel upgrade I'd agree with you... in the meantime, I've not had to REI... since posting this am, but i am being more cautious about leaving too many tabs open on my Chromium or Seamonkey browsers...
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Re: alt >prt sc > R E I S U B /O multiple times daily
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015, 06:47:04 pm »
so, three REISUB's so far today... and a new inability to scroll in any page with the middle mouse wheel which begins happening before the system freezes up completely... happening with only a single tab open in either Seamonkey or Chromium... actually beginning to happen within this page as I type with only this tab while a second search tab is open in the forum searching for scrolling issue threads... meh... headed out for a friday night at the local watering hole...  could it be that my processor is just overwhelmed at this point in its lifespan? 

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sean@hpG6 ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: hpG6 Kernel: 3.16.0-44-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC version: 0690130000204610000620100
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 169B version: KBC Version 18.1A Bios: Hewlett-Packard version: F.46 date: 01/16/2012
CPU:       Dual core AMD A4-3305M APU with Radeon HD Graphics (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4a svm)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 1400.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sumo [Radeon HD 6480G]
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD SUMO2 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] BeaverCreek HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6500D and 6400G-6600G series] driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.16.0-44-generic
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 78:e3:b5:67:40:5e
           Card-2: Ralink RT5390 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe driver: rt2800pci
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: e4:d5:3d:a7:7f:f2
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (8.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST320LM000_HM321 size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 19G used: 4.4G (26%) fs: ext4 ID: /boot size: 1.8G used: 165M (10%) fs: ext4
           ID: /home size: 274G used: 20G (8%) fs: ext4
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: 0.0C gpu: 51.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 151 Uptime: 2:43 Memory: 648.9/3428.2MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
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Re: alt >prt sc > R E I S U B /O multiple times daily
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015, 08:45:56 pm »
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could it be that my processor is just overwhelmed at this point in its lifespan? 

Unlikely to be a CPU problem .. symptoms would likely be MUCH more random if it was the CPU.

More likely either a software problem or RAM

Do you know how to run  a Memory test (memtest86+) from the GRUB menu ?

If so, leave the memory test running overnight .. and  check for errors in the morning.
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Re: alt >prt sc > R E I S U B /O multiple times daily
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2015, 03:31:12 am »
Hi spence,


I had similar problems about ten years ago. It was driving me crazy (and I still have not recovered  :-X ) until I ran the memtest86+ mentioned by PCNetSpec or something like. Turned out that a RAM bank had a bad area. Replaced it and the problems stopped and never returned. RAM chip failures can cause very erratic problems that only appear when that part of RAM happens to be needed. Otherwise you don't notice anything and think that the problem has vanished.

Good luck!

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Re: alt >prt sc > R E I S U B /O multiple times daily
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2015, 02:40:13 pm »

Do you know how to run  a Memory test (memtest86+) from the GRUB menu ?

i have forgotten, but am doing a search now... i did run the laptop's bios tests on the  harddrives and memory yesterday, they turned up nothing unusual...

p6 did not load upon first boot this morning, just a few minutes ago, nor after the first REISUB... did a second one holding each key down for 3-5 seconds... during both reboots there were crackling sounds, not emanating from speakers though as i put on my headphones the second time ...  will report back my results of the memtest86+ later...
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Re: alt >prt sc > R E I S U B /O multiple times daily
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2015, 04:38:21 pm »
checking in from another older laptop, to report that memtest isn't displaying any errors currently... seems to have just crossed the 80% mark 1 hour and 40 minutes into the full standard test...

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Re: alt >prt sc > R E I S U B /O multiple times daily
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2015, 12:03:33 am »
well guys and gals, the memtest found nothing to report in 8 full passes thru the battery of tests, so i turned that off and booted... 
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Re: alt >prt sc > R E I S U B /O multiple times daily
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2015, 05:15:14 pm »
happily, have had no need to REISUB/O today,  but the cursor freakiness is driving me a bit batty... even dragging the scroll bar down the right side gives randomly freaky jumps up or down the page, no matter how slowly i try to drag.... granted i'm likely interacting with FB and twttr auto-update/refresh the page codes... but this was not a problem three weeks ago...    :-\ no other ideas? 

EDIT did some normal routine things, changed the batteries in the mouse, blew out the dust in the scroller wheel, no changes... but am now noting that the inability to scroll smoothly/easily is no longer limited to my browsers... but now shows up w/in the file manager...  going to move to a different mouse for a bit...

DOUBLE DOOFUS Edit   ::) different mouse... no scrolling issues... but will leave this thread marked unsolved vis-a-vis REISUB ... but if REISUB doesn't resurface in 48 hours, i'll mark it as a solved mystery mouse issue...
« Last Edit: July 26, 2015, 07:35:29 pm by spence »
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marking this solved, no issues since mouse switchout... guess the hp mouse didn't really like the hp machine after all, strange... now using a logitech one five years older...   :-\
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